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Legacy expands direct admit process to Legacy Salmon Creek

July 2013

Legacy Health now offers a single-step direct admission process at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center to better serve physicians and their patients.

The direct admission process continues to be available at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. It will launch at Legacy Mount Hood and Legacy Meridian Park medical centers in the coming months.

This expanded offering is in response to feedback from physicians. The process is designed to facilitate admission of adult patients from community sites, such as their home, a physician’s office or a care facility, provided that the patient is stable and has no specific need to go through the emergency department. 

The goal is a smooth and efficient process that will provide safe and high quality care to patients. 

One call to 1-800-500-9111

If you have a patient who needs admission, please ask your office staff to contact Legacy One Call at 1-800-500-9111. A patient placement specialist will take your call and initiate the new and improved process. They will start by asking a few screening demographic and clinical questions.

They will then connect you with a Legacy physician to discuss with you the specifics of your patient’s needs and ensure that the patient’s entry into Legacy and their care is facilitated.

 

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